Surjeet Singh Deol (Senior) (Kenya)
Surjeet Singh Deol
Born 9.8.1924 in Nairobi, Kenya
School / University Govt. Indian High School, Nairobi 
Profession Purchasing Officer  
Club(s) Sikh Union Club, Nairobi
Playing Position Centre half
First International 1940 
Last International 1962
International Caps  
Olympic Goals scored
Hockey Idol  

Olympic Games:

Surjeet Singh Deol represented Kenya at the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympic Games. He was captain in Melbourne.

Games
City
Phase
Match
Date
Result
Goals
1956 Melbourne Group B
2
23.11.1956 Kenya 0 - Australia 2
0
1956 Melbourne Group B
3
24.11.1956 Kenya 1 - Great Britain 1
0
1956 Melbourne Group B
5
28.11.1956 Kenya 1 - Malaysia 1
0
Final Standing: 10th
1960 Rome Group C
1
29.08.1960 Kenya 1 - Germany 0
0
1960 Rome Group C
4
01.09.1960 Kenya 7 - Italy 0
0
1960 Rome Group C
6
03.09.1960 Kenya 0 - France 0
0
1960 Rome Quarter Final
2
05.09.1960 Kenya 1 - Great Britain 2
0
1960 Rome Final Class 5/8
2
08.09.1960 Kenya 1 - Australia 1
1
1960 Rome Final Class 5/8 - replay
2
10.09.1960 Kenya 1 - Australia 2
0
Final Standing: 8th
Surjeet represented Kenya at Hockey from 1940 until 1962.

He played for Kenya against the All India Team in 1947/48/50/51; Tata Touring Team in 1952; Pakistan 1953.

Represented Kenya Asians at Cricket and Association Football.

Surjeet was a keen sportsman who had played some 500 representative hockey, cricket and football matches for Kenya Asians.

Surjeet captained the East African and Kenya hockey sides until 1956.

Surjeet died on 8th June 1984 in Jagraon, Punjab, India aged 60.

PHOTO GALLERY
Surjeet meeting the Queen at Melbourne Olympics

Surjeet meeting the Queen at Melbourne

Surjeet Deol

 

Surjeet Singh Deol

 

Surjeet Deol

 

Gursaran Sehmi, Mike Craig & Surjeet

The player in the middle is Mike Craig, Australia's captain at 1960 Rome Olympic Games.

Mike writes " The photo (on the left) was taken at the Olympic Village, Heidelberg, in Melbourne in 1956. Note the 1956 ID badge on my lapel. My club, Camberwell, played a number of practice matches against Kenya.

From left to right in the photo are Gursaran Singh Sehmi (usually known in the team by his nickname “Cheni”), myself, and Surjeet Singh Deol, the Captain and very fine centre-half of the team. In 1981 I visited Surjeet at his home in Nairobi."

Surjeet Singh Senior and Junior

Surjeet Singh Senior and Surjeet Singh Junior in action

TEAM PHOTOS

Sikh Union Nairobi

1955 - 56

Standing (L to R): Tejinder Singh, Karamjit Singh, Surjeet Senior, Kuldip Singh, Jasmer Singh, Avtar Singh, Gursaran Singh, Amar Singh and Bachittar Singh.

Sitting: Avtar Singh Deol.

Sikh Union Nairobi

1956 - 57

Winners of Ujjager Singh Cup

Standing (L to R): Bachittar Singh, Amar Singh, Joginder Singh, Balwant Singh, Jasmer Singh, Kuldip Singh, Parminder Singh, Karamjit Singh.

Sitting (L to R): Tejinder Singh, Swaraj Singh, Surjeet Singh (Capt), Kirpal Singh Sagoo (President), Gursaran Singh, Harcharan (Hari) Singh.

Ground (L to R): Avtar Singh, Hardev Singh Hunjan

1958

Asian Sports Association

Winners of Kenya Hockey Cup 1958

Standing (L - R): Surjeet Singh (Jr); Hardial Singh; Avtar Singh; Kewal Seedhar; Kirpal Singh; Gurdev Singh

Sitting (L - R): Tejinder Singh; Pritam Singh; Surjeet Singh (Captain); Amar Singh; Louis D'Souza

Ground (L - R): H S Grewal; Karamjeet Singh